Finals are over, and with them, my junior year of college. The parties have ended, the sobering up is commencing, and tomorrow begins Day One of summer. I begin working on my master’s degree in a month, so before I begin those twelve hour class days I’m going to read as much as I possibly can. I’ve been slowly compiling a list of books to read since February 1st, and I think I may actually get most all these read before classes begin in late June!
This list is beyond random, but at least it shows I’m open to all sorts, I guess? Except for all the Arthurian legend stuff, everything here was recommended to me. And I’m just really, really in love with Arthurian literature and legends.
Book one of summer will be The Once and Future King by T. H. White, because I need to finally finish that wonderful, wonderful story. From there, who knows?
If anyone has any recommendations, or opinions about any of the books listed, I’d love to hear them. I’m desperate for some good books.
OFFICIAL SUMMER READING LIST, PART ONE.
The Discovery of King Arthur - Geoffrey Ashe
Restless - William Boyd
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Before I Die - Jenny Downham
Snobs - Julian Fellowes
Romancing Miss Bronte - Juliet Gael
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
Looking For Alaska - John Green
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Paper Towns - John Green
The Lady of the Rivers - Philippa Gregory
Death Comes to Pemberley - P.D. James
The Merlin Conspiracy - Diana Wynne Jones
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
The Fox and the Hound - Daniel P. Mannix
Arthur the King - Allan Massie
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott - Kelly O’Connor McNees
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Shine - Lauren Myracle
Delirium - Lauren Oliver
The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
Karma - Cathy Ostlere
Wonder - R. J. Palacio
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women - Harriet Reisen
The Indigo Notebook - Laura Resau
Knight Errant - R. Garcia y Robertson
Lady Robyn - R. Garcia y Robertson
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz
Alcott in Her Own Time - Daniel Shealy
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
This Is What Happy Looks Like - Jennifer E. Smith
The Last Enchantment - Mary Stewart
The Wicked Day - Mary Stewart
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak